5.8/10
425
9 user 1 critic

A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 11 August 2003
Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.

Director:

Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Diane and David love each other, but when they go to separate army academies, David has an affair. Diane snaps and ultimately something very sinister happens that the couple get involved in.

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: Holly Marie Combs, David Lipper, Cassidy Rae
No One Would Tell (TV Movie 1996)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A shy high school student's seemingly perfect relationship with a popular jock quickly turns abusive and dangerous.

Director: Noel Nosseck
Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Fred Savage, Gregory Alan Williams
Odd Girl Out (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A teenager is bullied by her former friends when they discover that she has a crush on the same boy as the most popular girl in school does.

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Lisa Vidal, Leah Pipes
The Perfect Teacher (TV Movie 2010)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A spoiled, selfish teenager becomes infatuated with her teacher. She befriends his daughter as a way of worming her way into the family, and sets about manipulating every aspect of his life.

Director: Jim Donovan
Stars: Megan Park, David Charvet, Boti Bliss
Our Mother's Murder (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Fact-based true crime story about the murder of publishing heiress Anne Scripps Douglas who, in 1989, married a young hunk who eventually killed her.

Director: Bill Norton
Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Roxanne Hart, Sarah Chalke
Murder on Pleasant Drive (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The "true story" of John Smith and his disappearing wives, and how the perseverance of the daughter and sister of his second wife Fran finally brought the story together and broke at least a part of the case.

Director: Michael Scott
Stars: Kelli Williams, Amy Madigan, Susan Hogan
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A small-town waitress vies with a sassy city slicker for the attention of the town's most eligible bachelor.

Director: Vic Sarin
Stars: Marla Sokoloff, Jennifer Tilly, Monika Schnarre
Crazylove (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two institutionalized people discover love.

Director: Ellie Kanner
Stars: Reiko Aylesworth, Bruno Campos, JoBeth Williams
Unstable (TV Movie 2009)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After an abusive, dangerous relationship, a wealthy pampered new bride who has been under psychiatric care for mental issues is either sabotaging herself and her husband or her new husband is rapidly making her unstable.

Director: Don McBrearty
Stars: Shiri Appleby, David Alpay, Charlotte Sullivan
Carnal Innocence (TV Movie 2011)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

World famous violinist Caroline Waverly returns to her home town of Innocence to retreat from the world. But a serial slayer is stalking the streets of Innocence, and Caroline may be a prime target for murder.

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Colin Egglesfield, Pancho Demmings
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Andrew Luster
...
Connie
...
Maeve Fox
...
Sarah
...
Teri
Winston Rekert ...
Fred
...
Roger Diamond
...
Daniel
...
Sam
...
Det. Katherine Cooke
...
Judge Riley
...
Anthony Wold
...
Amy
...
Mrs. Luster
...
Dr. Dyer
Edit

Storyline

On 14 July 2000, in Ventura County, California, the young Connie is raped by the Max Factor heir Andrew Luster after ingesting a drug called Liquid X in a glass of water offered by him in a night-club. With the support of her father, she reluctantly decides to go to the police and tells her snapshots of the occurrence. Connie and the police collects evidence to send Andrew to the jury and during the investigation, two other victims of Andrew, Sarah and Teri, are found and join the accusation. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Date with Darkness  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the film started production, Andrew Luster was still at large after having been convicted in absentia of 86 counts of rape, poisoning and drug possession and sentenced to 124 years in prison. The film was supposed to end with a picture of the real Andrew Luster, asking the audience to notify authorities if they should see him. On June 20, 2003 Andrew Luster was captured in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, while the film was still shooting. The ending was re-written to incorporate Luster's capture. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A bit disturbing, but quite good
12 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

"A Date with Darkness" is not entirely what you would call, easy to watch. Some of the scenes in this movie are very explicit.

However, it's not like those explicit scenes would at all ruin the story.

I would give this movie a 10/10


10 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Rent or Buy Popular Movies With Prime Video

Explore popular movies available to rent or buy on Prime Video.

Visit Prime Video to explore more titles